Events & Appearances

Dec
16
Sun
Detour Screening at Egyptian Theatre Hollywood 16 December 2018 @ Egyptian Theatre
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

DETOUR

Sun, Dec 16, 2018 • 7:30pm

New Digital Restoration! In film noir classic DETOUR, loser Tom Neal takes several wrong turns while hitchhiking to Hollywood, and ends up on the expressway to hell thanks to vixenish vagabond Ann Savage. Introduction by Film Noir Foundation’s Alan K. Rode and Edgar G. Ulmer’s daughter, Arianne Ulmer Cipes.

More info at American Cinematheque . . . 

Mar
29
Fri
NOIR CITY, HOLLYWOOD – March 29-April 7, 2019 – American Cinematheque, Egyptian Theater @ The Egyptian
Mar 29 – Apr 7 all-day
NOIR CITY, HOLLYWOOD - March 29-April 7, 2019 - American Cinematheque, Egyptian Theater @ The Egyptian

NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD – THE 21st ANNUAL LOS ANGELES FESTIVAL OF FILM NOIR

March 29 through April 7, 2019

The longest-running film noir festival in Los Angeles returns to the Egyptian Theatre with another incredible lineup of rarities, presented as they were meant to be seen – on the big screen! To celebrate the 21st anniversary of NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD, we delve deep into the archives to present a sizzling slate of sinister cinema – virtually all in glorious 35mm, including prints struck expressly for this series. Returning as hosts are Eddie Muller and Alan K. Rode, whose Film Noir Foundation will proudly present 10 consecutive nights of sinuous shadows, dangerous desires and bitter beauties brimming with broken dreams. Join us in NOIR CITY!

Get up-to-date details here:  American Cinematheque

 

All screenings hosted by Eddie Muller and/or Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation.

Jan
24
Fri
NOIR CITY International – San Francisco Castro Theatre – Jan 24th – Feb 2nd 2020 @ Castro Theater
Jan 24 – Feb 2 all-day

Alan K. Rode will be at the 18th edition NOIR CITY on 24-26 January and 31 January – 2 February 2020.


The Film Noir Foundation Presents
NOIR CITY: INTERNATIONAL II

The 18th Annual San Francisco Film Noir Festival

poster for Noir City International Film FestivalAmerica doesn’t have a monopoly on swaggering gangsters, larcenous lovers, surly ex-cons, corrupt cops, and scheming femmes fatales. Six years after the first NOIR CITY: INTERNATIONAL—the Film Noir Foundation is at it again: presenting an array of classic films from around the globe, a wide-ranging, thematically cohesive immersion in a sordid world of sinister and sexy affairs—including the world premieres of two new restorations by the Film Noir Foundation! Yes, “It’s a Bitter Little World”— but for ten days and nights at the majestic Castro Theatre, photo of Castro Theatre neon lit marquee in San FranciscoNOIR CITY is cinema paradiso! As always, the festival is programmed and hosted by Eddie Muller, internationally renowned “Czar of Noir” and host of the popular Turner Classic Movies series Noir Alley.

For veteran cinephiles, it’s a chance to again experience cherished cinematic masterpieces in a bona fide movie palace. For those just starting their cinematic journey, NOIR CITY is the perfect introduction to a wide world of international filmmakers and stars, on the big screen, larger than life. The 10-day excursion travels through hot-blooded nightclubs of the Mexican cabareteras, neon-streaked alleys of Japanese yakuza thrillers, the stylish Parisian underworld, Italian palazzos hiding crimes of every social strata, a Kafkaesque Prague as envisioned by the Czech New Wave — even a rare serial killer film set in Nazi Germany made by Hollywood’s finest director of film noir, Robert Siodmak. Tour guides include some of the world’s most revered filmmakers: Michelangelo Antonioni, Andzrej Wajda, Julien Duvivier, Jean-Pierre Melville, Roberto Gavaldón, Jirí Weiss, and Masahiro Shinoda.

Source and more information, tickets: https://www.noircity.com/


Castro Theatre info: https://www.castrotheatre.com/history.html

 

Jun
11
Sun
BEHIND THE BLACKLIST Film and Discussion – Skirball Center – June 11, 2023 @ Skirball Cultural Center
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

The Skirball Cultural Center June 11, 2023 BEHIND THE BLACKLIST film and discussion program moderated by AKR.

About the Program

See how prejudice manifested during the Hollywood Red Scare with a double feature that looks at antisemitism in the 1940s. Waging a “cold war” on minority groups, the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) used the Hearings to target Jews and other oppressed peoples, whether or not evidence of their involvement with the Communist Party existed.

In between films, hear from film historian Alan Rode and Thomas Doherty, professor of American studies at Brandeis University and cultural historian focusing on Hollywood cinema.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

11:00 am— Hollywood on TrialNine men in suit and tie assembled in 1940's photo.
This Oscar-nominated documentary is an authoritative account of the 1947 HUAC Hearings centering on the screenwriters, directors, and producers who were cited for contempt of Congress. Archival footage of the Hearings is punctuated by interviews with the participants and others who were affected. Directed by David Helpern. (1976, 105 min. No MPAA rating.)

12:45 pm—Conversation and Q&A with Thomas Doherty
Moderated by film historian, author, and cinema host Alan Rode.

2:00 pm—Crossfire
Crossfire is an essential post-war drama examining antisemitism in the US military. Despite its financial success and five Oscar nominations, the film led to its American Jewish director (Edward Dmytryk) and producer (Adrian Scott) being Blacklisted and jailed with the Hollywood Ten. (1947, 84 min. No MPAA rating.)Couple sharing drinks at nightclub table.

Look out for related artifacts in the exhibition! Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare features protest materials by members of the Hollywood Ten, a spotlight on Crossfire, and more!

More information here: The Skirball Cultural Center

Jul
9
Sun
Behind the Blacklist Double Feature: Odds Against Tomorrow and Force of Evil – Skirball Cultural Center July 9, 2023 @ Skirball Cultural Center
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Two black and white movie stills: male stars of odds against tomorrow force of evil.

About the Program

Check out two classic films by Blacklisted screenwriter and director Abraham Polonsky! Born in New York City to Russian Jewish immigrants, Polonsky was a committed Marxist, union supporter, and proud member of the Communist Party. Like many Blacklisted screenwriters, Polonsky continued to write under pseudonyms and fronts. While it is now known Polonsky wrote Odds Against Tomorrow, many of his scripts remain uncredited to this day.

In between films, hear film historian Alan Rode speak with Hank Polonsky about Abraham Polonsky’s experience with the Hollywood Red Scare and its impact on their family.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

11:00 am— Odds Against Tomorrow
This multi-layered film stars Hollywood legends Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, and Ed Begley as three desperate men who band together for a dangerous heist. Beyond its gripping plot, Odds Against Tomorrow issues a strong statement about the endemic racism at the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Directed by Robert Wise. (1959, 96 min. No MPAA rating.)

12:45 pm—Conversation and Q&A with Hank Polonsky
Moderated by film historian, author, and cinema host Alan Rode.

2:00 pm— Force of Evil
Force of Evil stars John Garfield as a lawyer embroiled in a scheme to control “the numbers racket” in New York City, leading to a series of events that test his morality and loyalty. Polonsky’s directorial debut is a poetic urban saga underscoring how unbridled capitalistic greed creates personal debasement and tragedy. (1948, 78 min. No MPAA rating.)


More info and tickets:  Skirball Cultural Center